Runners across Monroe laced up their shows Saturday morning for a 5k run supporting a local nonprofit. It was the 2nd annual "Run for Mercy" at Forsythe Park with over 300 runners. Mercy Ministries offers a free-of-charge christian residential program for young woman who have been victims of abuse or are facing life controlling issues. The top fundraisers and 5k runners also received prizes after the race. Mercy ministries started in Monroe over 30 years ago and has grown to four homes across the country serving 130 woman at any one time.
About Mercy Ministries of America
Ministries provides a free-of-charge, voluntary Christian residential
program to young women aged 13-28 who have been victims of
physical and sexual abuse, including sex trafficking, as well as those
who face life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm,
drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. The
program features a holistic approach and includes
biblically based counseling, life-skills training, nutrition education
and fitness instruction. Founded in 1983 by Nancy Alcorn, this 510(c)(3)
public charity operates residential homes in Nashville, Tenn., St
Louis, Mo., Monroe, La., and Lincoln, Calif. For
more information, call (615) 831-6987 or visit our web site at www.mercyministries.org.